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A Poem by JayG

I turned eighty this year, something of a surprise. But I bring good news for those heading in that direction: It's every bit as much fun falling in love at eighty as it was at seventeen.



Morning is when I love you most, I think…
When my eyes first open and thoughts of you bring warmth.
I pull you close…to savor the bed-warm caress of skin-on-skin.
What could improve on that?

But at noon there’s laughter in your eyes that pleases, as we share repast.
Stolen kisses, and hands in glancing touch punctuate conversation.
The taste of mustard and kisses intermingle.
Could I improve on that? 

Afternoon walks with a hand on my arm, your voice caressing.
Incidental affection, shared, brightens the day.
Unexpected adventures, and familiar sights.
Could anything improve on that?

Evening and conversation, storytelling, and kisses.
Precious time, sharing comfort and cuddling.
A day closes. Memory records. Bedtime beckons.
Who could improve on that?

Who would want to?

© 2017 JayG

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When I read this poem, I felt like I was looking through a couple's life together in flashes. The last sentence, "Who would want to?" ties it together, like the man is looking at his wife for the last time after spending his whole life together and smiling. It paints a beautiful scene. Well done.

Posted 1 Month Ago

3 of 3 people found this review constructive.


Precious writing... I can relate

Posted 1 Day Ago

This is a most excellent perspective on relationships, love, companionship...all the familiar blessings of life.
Well written JayG

Posted 3 Days Ago

With so many poems (including my own) about negative emotions like pain and confusion, it's a nice treat to find one that exalts the small, happy moments of life.

Posted 4 Days Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

My heart is truly touched by your poem, so much details of love, your story in a poem say it all. I loved every words you have written down for us all to read what heart beauty of love paints for us all. Thank you for sharing such beauty to us all. Well done.

Posted 1 Week Ago

The companionship of a life mate/wife offers deep satisfaction and affection... so many memories, kisses and comforting caresses.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

This poem makes me feel cheerful and full of hope for a new day. I hope you continue writing this style of poetry.

Posted 1 Month Ago

Heartwarming poetry. I guess that when love lasts several decades, even then everyday can be made to feel like another day in heaven. Most people struggle to express themselves of this feeling and this piece of poetry is a standout achievement.

Posted 1 Month Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love has 'no' boundaries (especially one of age) - because in itself it is timeless! Great write - really connected with the words and poetic theme - :-)

Posted 1 Month Ago

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Wonderful finding love at any age. Seriously, is there anything better? Enjoyed reading the experience how lovely! T

Posted 1 Month Ago

Amazing poem. Beautiful imagery with every scene, it feels as if the audience is looking into chapters of a couple's life together. It almost feels like a story, one that I find myself wanting to know more about.

Keep up the great work!


Posted 1 Month Ago

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Added on November 28, 2017
Last Updated on November 28, 2017
Tags: romance, romantic



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